University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

The University awards University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships to high-achieving doctoral candidates applying for admission to an approved doctoral programme at Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland.

About the scholarship

Application status: No application required
Applicable study: PhD, MD, DClinPsy, DocFA,EdD or DHSc
Opening date:
Closing date: 1 March, 1 June, 1 September, 1 November
Tenure: Up to 36 months FTE
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: Varies
Offer rate: Up to 4 times a year
Value: Varies

The Scholarship was established in 1996 and revised in 2023.

The intention of the Scholarship is to encourage and support excellent domestic and international doctoral candidates who wish to conduct research which aligns with the strategic objectives of Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland. Applicants who are applying to enrol in their first doctorate will be assessed for scholarship eligibility and award at the time of application to the doctoral programme.


How to apply

You do not need to apply for this scholarship, award or prize or complete an online application form. It is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant faculty or University of Auckland committee.

For more information about the awarding process for this scholarship, award or prize, download a copy of the regulations.

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Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.